First and foremost we would like a new website to showcase our adoptable animals in a visually pleasing and simple format. Our Boxers are down right adorable and we feel the website they are showcased on to find their forever home should follow suit!
Ability to sync our adoptable animal listings with other rescue sites- i.e. Petfinder
Easy to access donation function- we currently utilize a PayPal link to donate.
User-friendly online store to sell our MNBR logo merchandise.
Our website also needs to house and allow us to process our applications for adoption, animal surrendering, foster homes, & volunteers. Any exchanging of information we can do online the better! We have multiple volunteers that process our applications so we would like to maintain our volunteers, members, & applicants having individual logins to the site and having the capability to keep a database of contact information for our community current.
-When processing applications we currently follow up with applicant references and vet references by sending a word document with questions for references to fill out. Then we receive the word docs back via email and have to copy and paste the responses into the website. We would LOVE to have the capacity to send out a reference survey for each applicant to personal and veterinarian references electronically- directly through the website. With the references responses being directly inputted into the MNBR website and attached to the applicant. This would decrease the need to go back and forth to personal rescue emails and input data into the website. Processing applications more efficiently means we will likely keep potential adopters who chose to go elsewhere due to our 1-2 week application processing time!
We also dream of having a user-friendly "member area" that would allow us to interact as a community. We currently utilize a yahoo group to do this and it is confusing for many to navigate. Due to the not so user friendly format, we mostly use it as a way to email our membership announcements. It would be amazing to see a format that would allow our users to interact in a more personalized way for support as foster homes, adopters, or volunteers.
A new website would also allow us to maintain our database of adopted animals and to showcase our success stories!
Finally- we would like our website to have user friendly resources to education for our community on the boxer breed, training, and our organization in general!